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England should follow U.S. soccer approach and ban children heading footballs - Ryan Mason

Ryan Mason was forced to retire in February 2018.

Former Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason has called for a ban on children heading footballs. 

Mason, 27, retired from football in February last year after he fractured his skull while playing for Hull City against Chelsea in January 2017. 

"If you have got a seven or eight-year-old heading a solid ball, and his brain and his bone in his skull isn't fully developed, that could potentially be doing damage," Mason, capped once by England, told BBC London.

"I look at some kids and...

Leeds United go back on top of Championship with win at Hull City

Middlesbrough moved into second, also on 22 points from 11 games, thanks to a 2-0 win at second-from-bottom Ipswich Town.

West Bromwich Albion can return to the top if they win at Sheffield Wednesday on Wednesday.

Glenn Whelan missed a last-minute penalty for Aston Villa in an extraordinary 3-3 draw at home to Preston North End.

Villa were 2-0 up with goals by Jonathan Kodjia and Tammy Abraham but James Chester's 54th-minute red card was the turning point as Preston hit back with Daniel Johnson's...

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U.S. defender Eric Lichaj completes transfer to Hull City

United States international defender Eric Lichaj completed his move to Hull City from Nottingham Forest on Friday.

As reported by ESPN FC earlier this month, Forest were willing to sell the 29-year-old as he entered the final year of his contract.

He has now signed a two-year contract with fellow Championship club Hull, who hold an option for a third season.

"I'm excited about playing here and I'm looking forward to getting started with preseason next week," Lichaj said in a statement. "It's a fresh...

Hull City in advanced talks to land USMNT's Eric Lichaj - sources

Nottingham Forest's United States international defender Eric Lichaj is closing in on a move to Championship rivals Hull City, sources say.

Lichaj's future at Forest has been the subject of conjecture this summer with the player entering the final year of his contract at the City Ground.

The 29-year-old, who started for the U.S. in last month's friendly with Bolivia, is in search of regular first-team football, and sources said Hull are in advanced talks with Forest over a deal for Lichaj and...